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Looking Backward 6.21.2012

25 Years Ago June 18, 1987   Marine Cpl. William Morpeth, whose former guardian is Carl Ankarberg of Thornfield, recently participated in the Mountain Warfare Training Center Evolution, Unit Operations Package with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. ...

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Looking Backward 6.14.2012

  25 Years Ago June 11, 1987   Ross Power, a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is in Ava for three months this summer working on economic and community devel­opment. Trophies were presented to the top three finishers ...

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Looking Backward 6.7.2012

25 Years Ago June 4, 1987   The Ava Patchwork Players will present the old-time melodrama “True, Blue and Trusted” Saturday June 6 in the old Star Theatre building, across the street west of the Community Center. Marvin Petty, Route ...

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Looking Backward 5.31.2012

25 Years Ago May 28, 1987   The Ava Police Department is investigating vandalism that occurred at the Bethany Baptist church last Wednesday night, and Police Chief Jerry Huffman said authorities have some leads into solving the case. Little Richard ...

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Looking Backward 5.24.2012

25 Years Ago May 21, 1987   The Missouri 3A District 12-baseball tournament is under way in Ava this week, and the Ava Bears are among the teams that advanced through the first round. The Missouri School and College Relations ...

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Looking Backward 5.17.2012

25 Years Ago May 14, 1987   Members of the Ava High School graduating class of 1925 gathered for a 62nd anniversary reunion at the Alumni Banquet last Saturday evening.  Members of the class attending the reunion were Lyle Pettit, ...

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Looking Backward 5.10.2012

25 Years Ago May 7, 1987   Honor graduates at Ava High School are Naomi Watkins, vale­dictorian, and LuCinda Bishop, salutatorian. Casey Allen Blau, 18 year old senior at Ava High, son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Lionel Blau was ...

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Looking Backward 5.3.2012

25 Years Ago April 30, 1987   Foreign language students from Ava High School took first place in the Culture Bowl last Saturday at Missouri Southern State College, Joplin. Ava students shut out teams from Springfield high schools including Glendale, ...

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Looking Backward 4.26.2012

25 Years Ago April 23, 1987   Vice-President George Bush and Mrs. Bush will be in Mtn. Grove on Monday, April 27 to re-dedicate the newly refurbished bandstand on the Mtn. Grove Square. The program will begin at 3 p.m. ...

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Looking Backward 4.19.2012

  25 Years Ago April 16, 1987   The Ava Area Chamber of Commerce has named J.G. Heinlein to serve as its executive director. Strong winds and a brief period of heavy rain accompanied the spring storm that passed through ...

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